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Next Scheduled Meeting:
Friday, November 11, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. -
Vista Drive In
About Our Club
The Manhattan, Kansas Amateur Radio Society (MAARS) was formed on July 7, 1976. The purpose of the club is to advance amateur radio in the Manhattan area. Since the beginning, the club has been active in different aspects of amateur radio, packet radio, satellites, community activities, ARRL Field Day, and amateur radio classes. Also, many club members have been very involved through the years with emergency communications and storm spotting. The club operates under the authority and guidelines of our Constitution.
To learn more about a committee or to volunteer, please contact the president.
MAARS Facebook Page
MAARS Google Group
PO BOX 613 Manhattan, KS 66505-0613
After a lengthy discussion in January 2015, our meeting pattern and site have changed. We'll experiment with eating meetings at Vista Drive In, 1911 Tuttle Creek Blvd., in Manhattan. We'll meet on 2nd Fridays, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Vista's group room has been reserved for us. Everyone is welcome. Here are Vista's meal options, starting with sandwiches. Click under Menu to see other items.
Check Upcoming Events below, to confirm details for the next meeting.
Manhattan Weekly Net
Tuesdays at 9 P.M.
KSØMAN repeater, 147.255+ MHz
All amateurs (technician and above) are welcome to check in.
Following the net, we have the swap net. You can buy or sell any items found in the shack.
On-air negotiating is not permitted during the swap net.
Officers for 2015-16
||Mark Benfer, KCØQAS
||George Johnson, KEØALQ
||Jim Foster, KDØNQQ
||Patti Johnson, KEØBBJ
||Mike Moore, NØPVU
||Mark Benfer, KCØQAS
Located 1.5 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the MAARS repeater is at the KSDB site near K-177. The controller is an S-Com 7K. The repeater runs 10 watts output to a commercial antenna at 110 feet. Coverage as far east as Topeka and as far west as Abilene is common. The input frequency is 147.855 MHz, and the output frequency is 147.255 MHz. The repeater callsign is KSØMAN. The repeater is an open repeater, and may be accessed by any properly-licensed amateur.
Users of the KSØMAN repeater should be familiar with the autopatch procedures and other guidelines.
Visit the Kansas Amateur Repeater Council page for a comprehensive list of Kansas repeaters. (Click on RPT Directory.)
|Manhattan Area Repeaters|
|KS1EMS||147.315 +||open||162.2||Ft. Riley / J.C.|
|WØKHP||444.525 +||open||162.2||Alma to Clay Center & Lawrence (map)|
|KSØMAN||147.255 +||open||88.5||autopatch, wx net|
Upcoming Events 2016
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING 2016
FREE TECHNICIAN LICENSE COURSE IN WAMEGO
- Friday, October 14, 1830-2030 CDT: Orientation and Prep
- Saturday, October 15, 0800-1600 CDT: Medical, Fire and Search & Rescue
- Sunday, October 16, 0900-1600 CDT: Disaster Psychology, Organization, Anti-Terrorism, Exercises
- Participants are required to attend the entire program to receive the coveted FEMA certificate for the class. It is worth 20 hours of credit through FEMA (which is good for CEUs in some professions). The CERT class is free, and those that register will receive a free training manual. Please RSVP so you will get the material, and they will know how many students they have. RSVP to your county EM rep (listed below) if you are from Riley or Pott. county. If you live outside those counties, RSVP with either. Just be sure to RSVP with one of them, so you get your manual.
- (this information provided by George Johnson, KEØALQ)
- session 1: Nov. 12, 9:00 A - 5:00 P
- session 2: Nov. 19, 9:00 A - 3:00 P
- FCC license test: Nov. 19 at 1:00 P ($15.00)
- Pottawatomie County EMS Building, 406 Miller Drive, Wamego
- To reserve a place, contact Natasha Hunter, 785 457-3358, email@example.com